principal accountant resume example with 17 years of experience

Jessica Claire
, , 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor
Home: (555) 432-1000 - Cell: - - -
Professional Summary

Dynamic Principal Accountant and Special Project Analyst who thrives in high pressure situations and team atmospheres. Expertise in many areas of contract accounting including Federal and Commercial customers. Highly motivated with extensive skills in reoccurring billing, final billing, reconciliations reporting and audit. Results-oriented and solution-focused professional team player.

  • Prepares complex invoices, review and submission to government and commercial customers
  • Expertise in Unbilled Account reconciliation
  • Strong research and data management skills
  • Prepare and process JV Upload for AR
  • Advanced user with strong understanding of Wide Area Workflow Ability to work with all levels of internal staff, as well as outside clients and vendors
  • Highly organized and can perform independently as well as in team environment
  • Strong analytical, complex problem-solving and decision-making capabilities
  • Ability to multi-task in fast-paced environment
Work History
03/2020 to Current
Principal Accountant Thrivent Financial For Lutherans Greenwood, IN,
  • AR’s lead support CSMR billing group.
  • Attend/Support kickoff meeting.
  • Review and proofing invoices.
  • Mentor and training new billers.
  • Invoicing (Manual/Autobill).
  • Assist with ERP SAP Testing.
  • Prepare quarterly GSA Fee report for GSA IFF FEE payment.
09/2016 to 03/2020
Accountant Air Communities Framingham, MA,
  • Lead and oversee distribution team to make sure all invoices are submitted correct and meet customer standards and requirements.
  • Support TS billing team that produces more than 1500 invoices count each month including current billing international billing, and final billing.
  • Resolve complex invoicing submission issues, handle unique customer requirements or rejection.
  • Responsible for preparation of journal entries across department, perform manual JV upload reconciliations for entire group.
  • Perform metric report across different team to help measure goal and understand how important cash flow is to company.
  • Perform and provide Sector with quarterly report to pay GSA Agency.
06/2008 to 09/2016
Senior Accounting Specialist - Special Project Analyst Virginia Eye Consultants Lima, OH,
  • Support billing team that invoices over $100 million month on multiple contract types.
  • Resolve complex invoicing issues, handle unique billing requirements, project adjustments or system Issues.
  • Prepare journal entries, responsible for monthly closing process, and perform reconciliations for entire group.
  • Perform internal review of invoices vs customer paperwork for processes and procedures to ensure compliance.
  • Provide forecasting support and assist in actual budget comparisons for Project Managers and Finance & Billing department.
  • Prepare and upload journal entries; manage monthly closing process and perform reconciliations.
  • Manage and provide quality control for data entry process of online government systems of record.
  • Advanced user with strong understanding of Wide Area Workflow and many other customers' online submission programs (WAWF, IPP, MPO, GSA/TOS, EXOSTAR, TRANCEPTA, and CACI.).
  • Post JV Upload manual invoices, taxes to appropriate general ledger accounts and SAP.
  • Prepares various audit and other accounting-related schedules, analyses, and work papers related to year-end audits, DCAA submissions.
  • Develop and update reports and other financial management tools related to project billing as needed.
  • Involved with and support special projects as needed; involved with final billing department in closing contracts with approved final rate for 2005, 2006 and current 2007.
  • Successfully implemented some recommendations and new processes to encourage continuous improvement.
10/2004 to 06/2008
Billing Specialist Northrop Grumman/ MS City, STATE,
  • Analyze costs posted to projects
  • Reconciles expense charges and reviews documentation, including subcontractor hours and expenses
  • Perform invoicing coordination and quality reviews for complex government and commercial contracts
  • Manage invoicing internal control processes by coordinating invoice review and approval involving Project Controller and Contracts Management team
  • Compile invoice backup documentation to comply with client invoice specifications
  • Prepare unbilled reconciliation for each invoice to include current cost versus billed, funding available and payment detail
  • Maintain current knowledge of relevant accounting regulations; policies; and procedures Participated in special projects such as cost incurred during system conversion
Expected in 05/2002
Bachelor of Science: Business and Accounting
George Mason University - Fairfax, Virginia
Expected in 05/2002
Bachelor of Science: Management Information System
George Mason University - Fairfax, VA

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School Attended

  • George Mason University
  • George Mason University

Job Titles Held:

  • Principal Accountant
  • Accountant
  • Senior Accounting Specialist - Special Project Analyst
  • Billing Specialist


  • Bachelor of Science
  • Bachelor of Science

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